Hanging out socially with other expats is hardly “living the same life as before”.
When I lived back home, I never worked for a firm where I was the only person of a particular nationality/citienship. When I lived back home, I never watched Taiwanese television… I never spoke with Taiwanese cab drivers about local politics and social issues on a daily basis… I never hopped a flight for a one hour jaunt to Hong Kong, the Philippines or Thailand, or a slightly longer flight to other destinations such as Guam, Malaysia, etc… When I lived back home, I never took part in my wife’s family’s functions, or in any of my colleagues’ local weddings and stuff… When I lived back home, my kid never attended a local Taiwanese school…
When I lived back home, I didn’t generally socialize with people from all corners of the planet… Nope, I don’t see how my life here could in any way be described as “living the same life as before” I got here…[/quote]
if your life is so different than when you were back home then why do you feel targeted by my remarks?
you now live like a taiwanese,bravo :bravo:
but like SUCHAFOB pointed out,there are many who keep saying “i don’t understand those taiwanese” or “how are we supposed to read those street signs?” ect…
but these very same peoples don’tmake the slightest effort to “blend-in” :loco: